Ongoing discussions over plans to build a mixed-use apartment and retail complex at the busy intersection of Route 9 and Cox Cro Road in Toms River have necessitated a delay in the project being heard by the township’s planning board.
Richard Stanzione, the attorney for the proposed Cox Cro Crossing development, said some issues are still being worked out over the development and he is communicating with the board’s attorney, Gregory P. McGuckin. Stanzione said his client would put off the hearing until March 21.
Several residents were in the audience at Wednesday night’s planning board meeting to comment on the project. Most left after it was announced that the hearing would not be on the agenda.
The project’s plans call for two buildings which will include 42 one, two and three bedroom apartments; 21,619 square feet of retail commercial space, a 10,000 square foot medical office building and 32,204 square feet of general office space, along with 5,496 square feet set aside for a convenience store and gas station.
The project will have one access point to Cox Cro Road and two access points along Route 9, according to plans filed with the township.
The developer is seeking a number of variances for the project, including parcel size – 20 acres are required where just 10.28 are available. Other requested variances surround setbacks and building height – there is a 35-foot height limit while 43 foot structures are proposed. The full list of variances is available at the municipal complex.